Journal of the World Archaeological Congress

Showcasing the work of a variety of different heritage-based centers,  Alicia Ebbitt McGill, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, recently cited the Heritage Research Lab in an article titled, “Research, Preservation, and Education: An Introduction to Various Heritage Centers, Organizations, and Projects” [Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress ( Volume 7 Number 2 August 2011)


The University of South Florida (USF) Department of Anthropology Heritage Research and Resource Management Lab was launched in August 2006 under the direction of Dr. Antoinette Jackson. The stated mission of the Heritage Research Lab is, to develop applied research projects in collaboration with communities and civic organizations interested in preserving and promoting heritage as a key cultural resource for education and empowerment of all community residents and visitors.

USF Heritage Research Lab Approach

Student participation is an essential strength of the lab. Since its inception the USF Heritage Lab has provided faculty mentorship, research training, and applied anthropology experience for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Participants receive hands-on training and experience in solving real world challenges in the areas of heritage research, preservation, and management. They work with community partners to develop …

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